March 24, 2007
Yesterday we got up, packed up all our stuff in the van and drove up hwy 1 in the late morning. My parents wanted to drive up that road and stop on the beaches and take pictures. So, we did. We made it into San Francisco and mom wanted to go to Golden Gate Park, so we drove around for like 3 hours… I don’t know. It was a day spent in the car. We stopped at a busy gas station. As dad was filling up the van a homeless lady came up to him and started complaining about tampons and she needed clothes. Then she said, “Can’t you say something?” and dad goes, “Well, I’m sorry.” She comes back with, “Bitch!” haha. He jumped back into the van pretty fast. It was in a really run-down neighborhood. So yeah. We just kind of drove around for like the whole afternoon. We ate dinner at chili’s and we tried to take our time to eat Our Last Meal in California. When we got into the van when we were done it was 8:30! We had like four hours until we needed to be at the airport. What was there to do? We just went to the airport extra early. The End!
<3 It’s good to be home!
Present day me: I have come to realize now, after reliving this trip through my entries, that almost everything my parents wanted to do with us, after my aunt and uncle had their time, we didn’t accomplish for one reason or another. One reason was, they didn’t properly research their locations to determine how to get there or what to expect while being there. I know we didn’t make it to Golden Gate Park because my dad couldn’t figure out how to get there. Which is pretty lame…. I feel that I have learned from those mistakes. Also, the internet is way more prevalent now than it was back in 2007, for two parents of three children. They’ve never been too keen on spending time online.